Virginia Retirement Communities


Beautiful views of the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains and a shimmering lake are what attract retirees to Shenandoah, a 55 + retirement community in Lake Frederick in the lush Shenandoah Valley.  This 942-acre development is an hour and a half outside of Washington, D.C. and will have nearly 2,200 single family homes, condominiums and town homes.

Homes are built by Centrex and Beazer and square footage starts at 1,675.     Residences are built on two levels, so Shenandoah is best for those able to climb stairs without difficulty.

Shenandoah works to combine a resort-style environment with a neighborly ambiance.  The 35,000 square foot clubhouse houses a social club, a media center, restaurants for formal and informal dining, a library, activity rooms, a bar and a lounge, a state-of-the-art fitness center, tennis courts and indoor and outdoor swimming pools.  Lake Frederick, around which Shenandoah meanders, is stocked with Largemouth Bass, Bluegill and Northern Pike.  Gasoline motor boats are not allowed, which helps keeps the lake quiet year-round.

Residents have plenty of planned events, classes and outings, and there are miles of wooded walking trails, a number of wineries, historic battlefields, galleries, museums and eateries close at hand.  Golfers will appreciate the six local golf courses, and with Washington, D.C. so near, residents enjoy opportunities to indulge in a variety of cultural events, shopping and sporting events.  

This part of the country is typically hot and humid in the summer (high temperatures in the 80s and 90s) and cool and damp in the winter (high temperatures in the 30s and 40s).   The sun shines roughly 50% of the time.  Two to three inches of snow may accumulate during winter months